Mount Pizzo Cantone, 2904 meters, is a very beautiful conical shaped mountain with steep and detrital sides and with rather sweet and rounded buttresses. Its shape with its white-grey colored calcareous-dolomitic rocks clearly stands out in an area dominated by dark metamorphic rocks.

The ski mountaineering excursion to this mountain is a particularly pleasant and fun itinerary: a rather easily reachable and extremely scenic peak. The path is not very popular and it offers wonderful landscapes and precious silences. The descent ski ride is priceless.

  • Mount Pizzo Cantone
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Pizzo Cantone

The ski mountaineering excursion to Pizzo Cantone starts from Livigno, by the Hotel Forcola. In a wonderful environment the path goes up to the chalets at the entrance of valley Valle del Monte and then it goes on through the mule track that leads to the Cascine del Monte and to a wooden Cross.

As they keep climbing -still on the mule track- the hikers will pass a sloping ground and they will cross the evident little valley and the nice and picturesque brook. From there, then, the path goes up through hollows and little valleys towards the rocky ridge of Punta Cantone before entering the hollow right under the west part of the rocky ridge.

Traversing, then, skirting valley Valletta del Monte di Fuori, the progression keeps going and it gains elevation until it reaches the hill, 2841 meters, from where the hikers will comfortably reach the summit going up through the ridge.

The descent takes place through the climb route. The ski ride is really spectacular: the slopes are great and the snow is perfect almost all the time.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Pizzo Cantone starts from an elevation of 1908 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 2904 meters covering a total 1000 meter elevation gap. It features a development of 11 kilometrs.

Price for a ski mountaineering excursion

€ 330 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 440 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Pizzo Cantone

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Forcola Hotel
    Via Forcola, 12
    23041 Livigno, SO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°28'57.7"N 10°06'14.7"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide in Livigno for the ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Pizzo Cantone, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the backcountry ski excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.